Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Recipe and Product Review: Gold'n Plump Hot Italian Chicken Sausage and Bean Ragout

Jun 6, 2012

Recipe and Product Review: Gold'n Plump Hot Italian Chicken Sausage and Bean Ragout



Chicken is something we cook with alot at my house, and Gold'n Plump is the brand we use most often because I like to support local companies and the quality is always great. They also offer such great coupons through their website, email, and newspaper. I was so excited when I received an email from Gold'n Plump asking if I would like to try their new line of Chicken Brats, Sausages, and Breakfast Sausages. I jumped at the chance to try and review them!

We loved the chicken brats, so next I decided to try the Hot Italian Chicken Sausages. Normally I'm not much of a spicy sausage eater, but it was perfect with this recipe. I decided to remove it from the casing and brown it to break it up some. The spiciness was just right, not too hot at all. My daughter even ate two bowls and she typically doesn't like spicy foods. This dish is so perfect with the combo of tomatoes, beans, pasta and the chicken sausage. We really loved it!

This is a product I would definitely buy. The flavor is great and you can use it with so many different recipes. I would love to add it with lasagna or even chili. Chicken sausage is so much better for you than the traditional pork sausage or even most ground beef, so it's a great substitution without losing any flavor. They are also gluten and nitrate free!

Hot Italian Chicken Sausage and Bean Ragout (print recipe)

What you need:
2 tablespoons olive oil or bacon grease
1- 19 ounce package Goldn' Plump Hot Italian Chicken Sausage, casings removed
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
2- 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes
1- 15 ounce can great northern beans, or any white bean, drained and rinsed
1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
5 ounces fresh spinach
1/3 c. shredded parmesan cheese

Directions:
In a large saucepan, brown sausage, onion, and garlic in olive oil until chicken is cooked through, breaking sausage into small pieces while browning. 

Add broth, tomatoes and beans and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Next, add the elbow macaroni and reduce heat to medium and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until noodles are almost cooked through. Add the spinach, basil, and cheese within the last couple minutes of cooking and remove from heat when spinach starts to wilt. Serve with additional parmesan cheese on top. 




18 comments:

  1. This soup looks and sounds really delicious and healthy!!

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    1. Thank you! It turned out great, we loved it! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  2. We love soup and I love finding new recipes! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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    1. Your welcome! Soup is a favorite at our house too!

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  3. This looks SO good, can't wait to try it! I am your newest follower, look forward to sharing!

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    1. Thank you!! So glad to have you here! :)

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  4. This looks like such quick and healthy meal. I would love if you shared it on foodie friday today.

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    1. Shared!! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  5. MMMMMM, That and a warm, crusty bread would be great comfort food! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 37. Hope to see you again each week. <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/06/thursdays-treasures-week-37.html

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    1. Crusty bread would be so good with this!! Thanks for hosting!

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  6. Sheena, this looks super yummy. I love soup. Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great weekend.
    Michelle

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting Michelle!

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  7. I love soups! This one sounds fantastic! Newest follower! Would love it if you followed me back!

    Leslie :)
    www.dishingwithleslie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! This is a great one! Just followed you back via GFC! :)

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  8. Came over from Mix it Up Monday. This soups sounds like something my hubby would enjoy. I am a new follower of GFC. Patsy

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    1. Thanks so much for following Patsy! Glad to have you here!

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  9. I love soup and this looks really wonderful. I've pinned it and am looking forward to trying it. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Potluck! Can't wait to see what you bring this week!
    ~Kim

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    1. Thanks so much Kim! It turned out really great!

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